Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Mystery of the Trinity Revealed - Excerpt


 

*** It Could Not Be Revealed Until Now ***

 Chapter 1 - (Excerpt)

Objective and Design

 
If we assembled all the books, publications and commentaries written about the Trinity over the centuries into one place, they probably would fill any library in the land. The Trinity doctrine ranks as one of the most controversial, yet least understood subjects in history. Many of the various world belief systems teach their followers that the Trinity expresses three Gods. For the most part, it is considered a mystery not only to society but also to the Christian. Out of all the world religions, Christianity alone recognizes the Trinity as truth. Throughout the ages scholars and theologians sought to know the mystery of the Trinity, but to no avail. That reality brings us to the following set of questions: Did God purposely keep this biblical truth hidden from us? Should this vital Christian doctrine forever carry a stigma that makes it an everlasting secret? Or, was the Trinity ever a true mystery after all?

This book will answer those questions leaving no doubt that the Trinity is not, nor was ever a real mystery. Also, the answers provided will be realistic and explore the processes of events that made it happen, including the various Scripture passages to validate everything as accurate. In all things concerning the Trinity and the volumes written on the subject, if Scripture does not uphold every detail examined, it is only man’s interpretation. After assessing the evidence presented throughout this book, we shall find that the mystification behind the Trinity hinged on the fact that God never revealed His Trinity it to anyone until these last days.

Consider the legendary account of how Saint Patrick dealt with the issue. In an attempt to project a picture of the Trinity to an outdoor church gathering, Patrick struggled for answers and found himself at a loss for words. Suddenly looking down, something caught his eye. Within the meadow, he spotted a shamrock. Picking it up, he proceeded to give this comparison. The three leaves on the stem symbolized the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The stem of the shamrock represented the one, God. At the time, Patrick’s speculation seemed reasonable considering what he had to use. However, it provided little insight or substance to answer the many questions designed to put the so-called mystery to rest.

More recently, present-day preachers have endeavored to explain the Trinity by attempting other versions of analogies. One such preacher provided this example, "The best way to explain the Trinity is to compare it to an egg, whereas the shell signifies God the Father, the yoke represents God the Son and the white depicts God the Holy Ghost." In a separate setting, another preacher donated a different version comparing the Trinity to the three stages of water. He illustrated the liquid as the Father, ice represented the Son, and steam symbolized the Holy Ghost.

Perhaps these illustrations seem familiar, yet they represent only a sampling of the many examples attempting to explain the Trinity. Could analogies be the only way to disclose the Trinity? These ideas seem very reasonable, especially to those who believe the Trinity shall forever remain a mystery. As these examples suggest and after centuries of seeking for answers, most theologians and scholars share a common view that the Trinity is an inconceivable mystery. Thus, if the majority of the Church leaders have reached that conclusion, it would seem logical for the layperson to maintain that same opinion. The real truth is, as this study shall bring to light, factual answers actually do exist and have been there all along. However, to authenticate those answers, we must first establish several factors, so no question of doubt remains in the hearts and minds of the skeptic. Those issues will supply practical solutions to serve as the basis for transforming the Trinity from an incomprehensible mystery into complete apprehension.

The Scriptures we uncover along the way will leave no doubt as to the authenticity of the Trinity. They shall answer any, and every question used to discredit the Trinity over the years. Even so, someone might ask, "If these biblically verifiable answers do exist, why has no one else found them until now?" Perhaps the most problematic issue most people do not consider is the systematic processes of the Bible. Those techniques provide details of how God works to convey His Word to us via times past, present and future. Each happening in the Bible allows for the progression of the next event to occur in the order God so designed for it to take place. For example, the creation in Genesis would not fit in Revelation, nor locating the New Testament before the Old. Also, God did not reveal the mystery of grace in the Old Testament but gave it to Paul in his day. Now fast forward 2000 years to our day filled with a vast variety of technology. Within technology resides the answer needed to provide the solutions for the Trinity. Remember, it is still within God’s timing and not that He kept any secrets from us. The Bible did not conceal the Trinity from us, because every Scripture verse is open for our eyes to see. However, God did provide for it to be revealed at the perfect place to fit—in His timing,
 
Reasoning:
The Trinity is the central teaching of Christianity. If Jesus were not God in the flesh, Christians would worship an imperfect mortal or another form of being. If Jesus were a mere man, His lineage would originate from Adam and thereby be subjected to sin. If He were an angel or another type being, he would not qualify as the deliverer to redeem humanity from its sins. For that reason, many still cannot conceive of a God who declared Himself as the One God. It is hard for some to vision how God became a human being, live on earth and died as a man. Therefore, various arguments have been submitted to reject the Trinity. A popular stance concerns the omission of the word Trinity from the Bible. Another view challenges the exclusion of Jesus’ name in the Old Testament. Still, others point out that the word Trinity did not exist until years after Christ was on earth. Some also allege that Scripture writings contain inaccuracies. While the first such charges may be correct, we find that the Bible does not contain contradictions or errors.
 
Trinity and Life:
The word Trinity generally depicts a portrait of God and His Godhead. However, another image must also share the limelight, and it regards the subject matter called life. When God laid out His design for mankind, He based it upon that concept.

Where the Bible mentions predestination, it is through God’s divine foreknowledge of how each person would choose the outcome for their existence through their free-will. Predestination, therefore, refers to God’s ability to perceive what destiny each entity would choose during their time on earth. By knowing that choice, God carefully preordained each life to fit within a far-reaching blueprint of His long-range objective. He designated every individual to exist at the right time and place in history. The following passage from the book of Acts provides insight into this course of action:
"And (God) hath made of one blood (Adam) all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation." (Acts 17:26) 
Many individuals view the Trinity by using definitions or explanations instead of the perspective called life. The view by definition declares that there is one Lord God who manifests Himself in three separate, but distinct entities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Since both Jesus and the Holy Ghost derive from the Father and not of or from themselves provides further reason to substantiate there is only one God and not three as some maintain. To view the Trinity in the same way as life is to observe the Father as the source of all life, and yet observe Jesus as the source of eternal life and the Holy Spirit as the one who sustains life. As a result, it is much easier to understand the dynamics of the Trinity by illustrating it through the viewpoint of life instead of definitions and explanations.
 
Verified Throughout:
Even though the word Trinity or the name Jesus is not mentioned outright in the Old Testament, many passages therein allude to them in one way or another. Could it be a mere coincidence that the very first verse in the first chapter of the first book of the Bible (Genesis 1:1) is indicative of the Father? In the very next verse we find the Spirit (Holy Ghost) and in the third verse, the Son (Jesus). Verse 1:26 in the same chapter is suggestive of the full Godhead. (Genesis 3:15) points to the first coming of Jesus and verse 3:22 once again references the Godhead.

Coincidence or not, sprinkled throughout the Old Testament are indications of the Godhead, and in particular the Son, without the actual mention of the name Jesus or word Trinity. It is not mere happenstance that the words Jesus and Trinity are nonexistent in the Old Testament. The following New Testament passage shows the purpose for their omission:
"But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory." (1 Corinthians 2:7)
This verse displays an excellent reason why the Old Testament did not mention outright Jesus’ name. We find that this is a mystery God premeditated before the world began. The princes of this world refer to Satan and his hordes. It is a clear indication that the ones who instituted the crucifixion were the demonic forces of this world. Therefore, the devil would have recognized Jesus’ purpose in the New Testament, by seeing His name mentioned in the Old Testament. If the devil knew of God’s plan to send Jesus to earth to die for the sins of the world, the crucifixion would not have taken place without which there would be no redemption.
What Paul wrote in the epistle of Romans depicts perhaps an even better reason for omitting the words Jesus and the Trinity. It attests to the fact that God purposely kept these things secret to be revealed in the time it was meant to happen—in the age of grace:
"Now to Him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which…kept secret since the world began. But is now made manifest…." (Romans 16:26&27)
Biblical Truths:
In the gospel of John, Jesus was instructing Pilate concerning truth, which prompted Pilate to inquire, "What is truth?" Jesus answered that question earlier in a prayer to His Father on behalf of His Apostles. He said, "Sanctify them through Thy truth;" and added, "Thy Word is Truth." On that basis, the Bible represents the primary source for information contained in this book. It includes essential truths that God handed down concerning man’s purpose, his goals; his past, present, and future and how to deal with every situation in life. The Old Testament segment includes the same Holy Scriptures shared by the religion of Judaism. The New Testament is unique only to Christianity. Many consider the Bible as the only absolute in the world because it has withstood time and testing throughout history and in prophecy.

Most everything in life requires learning, training, and schooling. No one would attempt to pilot a passenger jet without understanding the instructions and knowledge of the controls. In the same way, it would be unwise to go about life on earth without any directives to follow. Thankfully that was not the case. God provided clear and firm guidelines so we could enjoy an enriched and purposeful existence. Even so, His intentions demanded that we not only read and understand but also heed and apply those principles to avoid the pitfalls of life. Only by obeying the rules can we overcome the problems and challenges we face daily. If we seek for answers in the wrong places, we should expect to encounter difficulties. (Romans 3:4) states, "...let God be true, but every man a liar…." We must be realistic about what constitutes factual answers and seek them from God’s viewpoint and not man’s. The Bible is of a validating nature that along with the following passage provides the assurance it shall always remain the same. Jesus said: "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away" (Matthew 24:35). This promise of Jesus was made over 2000 years ago and try as they have to do away with it, His Word is still with us today.
 
What about Errors?
A careful study of the Bible is required to absorb its instructions properly. The Word itself declares, "Study to show thyself approved unto God…." It would be unfitting for God to fill the Bible full of errors when He told us it was a book to study carefully. Could it truly be trusted if it contained even one error?

Moreover, if one inaccuracy existed in the Bible, would it not be possible to find another? To further compound the situation, which passage has a flaw and which is okay? Who therefore is to say this or that is an error—are we the judge of wrongs in the Bible? Can we pick and choose what we want according to how we interpret what it says? As a result, we believe the Bible contains and is the source of all Truth. We shall find full justification behind those beliefs as we progress in our study.
 
Secular Confusion:
Sometimes Bible passages appear to the secular mind as lies or contradictions. Several indicators provide clues to why this may take place. Some Scripture passages may have dual meanings in which another segment will explain further events. Disagreements may sometimes occur because all the transactions did happen. Problems then arise because the reader cannot correlate the details to their satisfaction. The Bible describes itself as a holy Book designed for the spiritually minded. The secular mind is not in tune with spiritual expressions because they sometimes appear as foolishness to him (1 Corinthians 1:18-25). The result puts the reader at odds with the divine truths of the Bible.

When someone attempts to make what he or she reads from a private interpretation, the reader will likely encounter difficulty. There is a definite distinction between someone reading Scripture from a secular perspective and another employing a spiritual approach. One applies a personal justification, while the other imparts a disclosure as provided by the Spirit of God.

We may endeavor to use our wisdom, but only God can interpret His Word. The Bible concerns the believer and those who desire to become believers. It is only through God’s Spirit that we can attain true revelation, especially those passages involving doctrinal significance such as the Trinity.

Reading the Bible from a worldly view or by any means is good. However, it is essential for a non-believer to be aware that all spiritually minded readers came from a secular viewpoint at one time. Therefore, to make the Bible come alive for the reader, it is a necessity to enter into a spiritual line of approach, When an individual receives Christ as their Lord and Savior, they also receive the gift of the Holy Spirit who dwells within the heart of that person. The third Person of the Trinity interprets God’s Word within the believer. As (1 Corinthians 2:10) states, "God hath revealed them (the things in the Bible) unto us by His Spirit: For the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God." A secular analysis develops misinterpretation, which creates errors, confusion, and unbelief. The next verse verifies this concern:
    "But the natural (secular) man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." (1 Corinthians 2:14)
The above passage highlights how receiving the Spirit of God enables the reader to receive revelation concerning God’s Word. The natural man has yet to receive the Spirit of God. As a result, doctrinal truths will seem foolish to him even though he may believe he interprets rightly. In reality, he is unable to discern the meaning of the message expounded within from a valid spiritual viewpoint.
 
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Can Church and State Truly be Separated?

I like to try to reason things out before going with the flow about different things. Sometimes I might miss an important part of the picture and reach a wrong conclusion. However, I cannot see any other conclusion about this issue than the one I am about to present.

Can we actually separate Church and State?
The answer depends on which political party you belong. (These views may apply to the U.S.A., but nevertheless, concern all who call themselves Christian throughout the world).
  • If you are a Republican: the answer is no; Church and State were never meant to be separated and it is not stated in the constitution.
  • If you are a Democrat: the answer is yes; the constitution declares Church and State shall be separate.
Who is right? Let us take an impartial glance at this vital issue.

When we talk about Church, take note that we are talking about Christianity as it is the only religion called the Church. The State of course is the American government. The reason we say America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles is that Judaism is the only religion that shares the same Old Testament Scriptures (values) as Christianity.

The majority of Americans claim to be Christian and therefore, belong to the Church. Likewise, since these Christians are Americans they also belong to the State. The Christian's first duty is to God (Church). Next in line of importance should be family, followed by a list that includes State, job, and other matters of importance to the individual. As you see, loyalty to State ranks below Church and family and although important, and it should certainly never outrank Church (God).

As a Christian's loyalty is primarily to God and God's Word, the values of God's Word should extend to every area of his or her life, including decisions based on politics and/or State. If the moral platform of a political party does not conform to those of the Bible, it becomes a major concern to the Christian. When a voter votes for a candidate who endorses immoral values, it indicate that the voter agrees and endorses the same immoral values as the candidate. The Bible clearly indicates that by agreeing with sin you are just as guilty as the one who commits the sin. In other words, if you applaud someone who is committing a crime, you are agreeing to the fact that whatever evil he is doing is okay in your eyes? The same when voting for a political candidate.

Another example, Proverbs 6:16-19 records the seven things God hates and are an abomination to Him. Number three is "the shedding of innocent blood." What is more innocent than an infant in the womb of its mother? The number one and two things God hates are "A proud look" and "A lying tongue."

When dealing with the issue of separation Church and State, it is evident that no matter what the constitution declares, Church and State cannot be separated. For the Christian, it is important to belong to a political party whose platform stems from biblical moral standards and to choose and vote for candidates whose values derive from those same standards.

Sometimes it is hard to notice the wolf in sheep's clothing, so the next time you see a politician walking out of Church carrying a Bible, take note of what his party values stands for and in particular if his integrity reflex moral biblical standards. A careful check of his background should provide the necessary evidence. Therefore, if his moral values go against God's Word, do not become a partaker in his sin. The Bible tells us when confronted with a decision between Life or Death; choose Life. When confronted with the Pocketbook or Morality; choose Morality. Don't allow your politics to dictate your values, but rely on the Bible. Why? Because we must all stand before the judgment seat of God to give an account of the things we have done in this life; whether to the good or to the bad. Remember, you are in this world, but not of this world, your citizenship is in heaven.
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Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Love of Many Shall Wax Cold

Jesus made a profound statement concerning the last days. The statement is from (Matthew 24:12): "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." First, we must take this passage as a sign and warning of what it will be like in the last days. Next, simply add this sign to other passages relating to the last days, and if you do your homework, you will find the list is phenomenal. (I hope to do a blog on the last days subject matter sometime soon).

The first part of Jesus' statement "Iniquity shall abound" is easy to realize as we see the abortion rate not only skyrocketing, but also becoming more favored by society. Why is this important? The third of the seven things God hates most is the shedding of innocent blood. The first thing God hates is a proud look. You can readily see how pride is being manifested in almost every sport today, and even in some parades. In some cases a proud look might be justified as an accomplishment achieved, but not when it involves a "look at me" and a "how good I am" type attitude. The second thing God hates is a lying tongue. Another sign easy to spot and is rampant in politics, the news media, nations and elsewhere.

So where do we see the love of many waxing cold? Well, today, just about everywhere. Road rage, gang violence, terrorism, schools, politics, neighbors, religions, news media, racial issues, late night TV, and the list goes on.
 
Whereby iniquity causes sickness, diseases, hatred, and a host of other bad things, love covers a multitude of sin and that frees us from sickness, diseases, hatred and the like. Consider this: "If you do not love your neighbor whom you can see, how can you love God whom you cannot see?" The devil wants everyone to hate, because he is the father of hate and lies. But you my friend, do not fall into his traps. Study the Word to find yourself approved unto God and spend time in prayer even if for a few minutes. God will bless you and if it is the last days, you will be prepared for whatever happens and you shall not be deceived.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Are Christians Also Being Duped?

It's no secret the secular world is being fed a heap of lies from all angles and believing them as truths. However, are Christians not also doing the same? I guess I would not have realized this phenomenon had I not written my book entitled, "The Mystery of the Trinity Revealed." Here is what I mean:

We have all been told that the Trinity is an everlasting mystery and something we shall never be able to fully comprehend. If that statement is true, then we are actually unknowingly not believing the Bible and believing what man says. Why? Several reasons: (Isaiah 48:16) states that God has never kept secrets from us from the beginning. "From the beginning" must be taken literally from Isaiah's perspective of looking back to when God created everything, "In the beginning."

If that statement was true from Isaiah's time, it certainly holds true today since the Bible is now completed. However, the statement that "God has not kept secrets from us" only applies to things written in the Bible. That means that if something is not written in the Bible, it is covered by a different Scripture - (Deuteronomy 29:29), "The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed, belong to us and to our children forever." To break down this passage, we find that the secret things belong to the Lord - (i.e., the things not recorded in the Bible). On the other hand, the things that are revealed - (i.e., things that are recorded in the Bible), belong to us and to our children forever. The reason they are not a secret is because we can see these things listed in the Bible with our eyes, but things not listed in the Bible are secret and belong only to God. For example, such things that belong only to God would be: When did God create the angels or how could God ever have existed without having a beginning? Maybe we will find those things out later.

Another reason Christians are being duped into believing the lie that the Trinity is an everlasting incomprehensible mystery comes from another passage recorded in three of the Gospels. In essence Jesus remarked in (Luke 12:2) that whatsoever was covered or hidden would, at some time in history, have to be revealed and made known. If there was anything covered and hidden from us in the Bible, it was the Trinity. No, it was not an everlasting mystery; it was only hidden. No it shall not remain an everlasting secret; it shall be made known. Why? Because the Lord has revealed it to us as He said. Yet, the revelation could not have occurred before now because certain information was not available in the field of health to uncover the necessary details.

Should Christians go on believing a lie? No. We have the sure Word of truth, "The Word of God shall guide us in all truth." However, there are many proclaiming they have revealed the Trinity today - so how can we know the truth? The way to know if the substance of what someone has published or recorded is truth is to ask the questions - is it backed with verifiable Scriptures to prove everything and does it provide factual answers to every question you could ever ask concerning the Trinity?

This article was written by: T.R. Bosse author of - The Mystery of the Trinity Revealed

Monday, September 3, 2018

A First Time Interview With Satan

I would not wish this on anyone considering this critter's fate. Nevertheless, walk with me for a brief period to peer inside such a warped mind. My hope is to conjure up some inkling of what might make such a being tick.

If I were Satan, I would already know certain things about people. After all, I have been around them for about 6000 years. I know their desires and the things they will accept. I know how to entice them to believe questionable issues. You must realize I had a lot to learn. Apparently I came on too strong before the big flood.

I have since learned to ease into things and be more persuasive. Oh sure I lost out to Job, Jesus and those others, but that was all in the learning process. I have come a long way since then. Look at all I have accomplished just within the last 60 years. You my friend should be proud of me. I am proud of myself. Oh, don't believe that pride goeth before destruction stuff in the Bible. That is a bunch of lies. You need to listen to me; I will take you places -- hah, hah, hah.

Take the case of prayer in schools back in 1962. It did not take a genius to realize what would happen if prayer was taken out of schools. That's right; the next step was to take God out of schools and then out of everywhere else. Since the parents were not teaching about God at home, they would never hear about Him. That is why schools now teach there is no God and generations have and will continue to pass that down to their children's children. As an added bonus, they now teach sex in schools, my favorite subject, even to small children. I pride myself with that achievement. After all, Jesus called me the prince of this world. Remember, He never disputed me when I showed and offered Him all the kingdoms of this world if He would bow down to me. You can be sure I would never have given them to Him if He did bow to me. You know, He once called me the father of lies -- ha, ha.

Back in 1973, I was able to earn a landmark Supreme Court chalk-one-up-for-me victory. Also back in the 70's and 80's, I set the stage for another group to become bolder and more visible. Then in 2004, I convinced people to turn a godly President into one of the most disliked Presidents ever? All I had to do was persuade people that 4000 troops who volunteered, and who were eager and willing to die for their country in Iraq was exceedingly more important than 80,000,000 innocent babies who have died involuntarily. Yeah, it is no longer like the old days; I find my job so much easier anymore. All I had to do in the 2008 election year was to tell the younger voters the government would give them everything if they voted for the right candidate. Hee, hee - boy did they get fooled - I guess that's why they call me the great deceiver, huh? The last election I changed everything around. I turned one side into haters just like me. They don't know it is me doing it because they don't even know I exist because the never read the Bible.

Look at all the ways available today to infiltrate peoples minds; drugs, music, radio, TV, computers, religions -- yes, religions. I have invented so many of them to add to their confusion. I even concocted religions that believe in Jesus; however, I have made Him anything but the Son of God. I thought that was clever too - ha, ha. Hey, have you also noticed that more people than ever are looking forward to the day that honors me, Halloween. I have almost assured them that Christmas is bad and Halloween is good.

Don't let this leak out, but my main project today is to confuse, distort and make people believe the Bible is full of lies. I know I have been doing that for centuries, but this is a big push for today. Huh - you ask me why? Certainly you jest. The Bible makes me tremble. Between me and you and the gate post, I know it is the true Word of God. In the past I watched as God gave certain men words to write about what He wanted people to know. I also watched those men as they did so with great painstaking detail and care. Yes, the Bible is my biggest hindrance to keeping people on my side. Remember, I only come to kill, steal and destroy. How can I do that if the Bible takes people from me and sets them free? I don't like that. That's why I put doubts in their hearts about things. People get confused very easily.

Let me clue you in on a little secret of mine. It's not what I say, but how I say it. I tell my people all the time -- don't say, "Jesus is not the only way." Say it with a question like this, "Is Jesus really the only way?" See how that puts doubt in their heart. Do you remember when I used that on Eve in the Garden? -- Oh, you were not there. Anyway, I said to Eve, "Did God really say, you shall not surely die?" I look back on that all the time. That was funny because besides making her sin, I also took away the earthly dominion authority from man. That's why I am the prince of this world. The best part to this whole thing is I have people thinking that other people are their problem. They don't know, it's really me -- ha, ha.

My long-range goal now is to take the heavenly kingdom authority away from God. All I need to do is change one of His biblical truths into a lie and God will be under my authority, because I am the father of lies. That means I will be the father -- hah, hah, hah. Well, back to work. I must get all those who follow me to keep all those other people from becoming thinkers. Once they realize I have been deceiving them all along, I might lose them to the other side. Oh my lord, I must be off -- bye.

Monday, April 2, 2018

"Phenomenal New Books Interview"



     Interview from "The Phenomenal New Books Show"
         with host J. Sneebold and author T.R. Bosse.




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